Chicago, IL Leaps From Burning Building, Feb 1930


Girl Fatally Injured in Attempt to Jump Into Fire Net

(By Associated Press)

Chicago, Feb. 11.--While a crowd estimated at 5000 looked on, Margaret Paine, 25, one of about 200 employees of seven different firms trapped on the upper floors of a burning building near the loop, leaped from the eighth story and was probably fatally injured late yesterday when she struck the edge of a life net and fell into the street. All the others escaped without serious injury.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 11 Feb 1930